APC Talk

This section is a space where APC's staff, members and readers can open up conversations on topics that are of interest for the ICT community. It is a space where authors get to be themselves – sometimes to express opinions and challenge the readers on issues and topics that are close to them, sometimes to share their personal experience on an event or a current debate. The views expressed in this section do not necessarily reflect the views of APC or its network, but that does not make them any less valuable.

Why SOPA might pass -- and why it shouldn't 15 December 2011

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is being debated in the US House of Representatives today. Wildly unpopular, this bill is the latest in a series of extreme and reactionary legislation that seek a heavy-handed approach to dealing with copyright infringement online. If passed, SOPA would grant ...

SCREENING: PAPUAN VOICES, Untold stories of the Papuan conflict 09 December 2011

Tomorrow at the Neo Journalism Club join EngageMedia for the premier screening of six exclusive videos from inside West Papua. In collaboration with our partners the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation and the Secretariat for Justice and Peace, EngageMedia presents Papuan Voices: untold stor...

New Publication by the Canadian Journal of Communication - Democratizing Communication Policy in the Americas: Why It Matters
New Publication by the Canadian Journal of Communication - Democratizing Communication Policy in the Americas: Why It Matters 30 November 2011 Anne Carscallen

The Canadian Journal of Communication has published a special issue titled Democratizing Communication Policy in the Americas: Why It Matters, V36 #1/2011. As Dr Roberta G.

Amplify the voices of vulnerable and marginalized groups   through Community Radio in Bangladesh
Amplify the voices of vulnerable and marginalized groups through Community Radio in Bangladesh 28 November 2011 APC

Rural people of Bangladesh entered into an era of community broadcasting to amplify the voices of vulnerable and marginalized groups through 14 community radio stations around the country. Community Radio provides the local community access to information and through exchange of information, lead...

Notes from the Sida conference on Internet Activism
Notes from the Sida conference on Internet Activism 23 November 2011 GJ

The recent conference on internet activism, put on by the Swedish International Development Agency, was particularly enlightening.

Technology Bundle – the Benefits of Combined Phone and Internet Service in 21st Century
Technology Bundle – the Benefits of Combined Phone and Internet Service in 21st Century 22 November 2011 APC

When you install a Charter cable service that combines phone and internet (and also TV, if you like, making the full three prongs of a triple play package), you get benefits all over the place.

14 new public library services using ICT for development
14 new public library services using ICT for development 21 November 2011 APC

Smart phones, an Internet-enabled library on wheels, online medical consultations, websites and webinars, SMS – 14 more public libraries are using cutting-edge ICT to serve community information needs and to contribute to local and national development goals. The fourteen new public library ser...

Building advocacy networks between environmental and  internet rights movements
Building advocacy networks between environmental and internet rights movements 15 November 2011 APC

In South Eastern Europe, as in most parts of the world, environmental activists and experts have been among the first to take advantage of the internet and ICT resources. More recently a new generation of green citizen movements and political parties in countries like Bulgaria and Hungary have us...